Children as young as three are playing cosmetic surgery games, with the aim of preparing them for procedures they will have when they grow up. Yes. You read that right. Courtesy of Google, Amazon and Apple, there are hundreds of pinkified, princess-y, saccharine-laced apps available for free download that teach kids physical “perfection” is the end and cosmetic surgery is the means.
Aside from cementing the normalization of cosmetic surgery and presenting it as harmless as applying lipstick, these apps divorce children from their bodies, teaching them they are malleable and must be fixed.
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